Silkies without poofy head

antiquebuff

Songster
11 Years
Feb 27, 2008
658
6
151
Franklin, NC
My Silkie hatched chicks this week and they have all the Poof like a Silkie is supposed to but their heads are not poofy. The Roo and hen are poofy. Is this normal? The hen was only with a Silkie Roo. When this hen and roo were born they had poofy heads! Any explanation???
 

Blisschick

not rusty
12 Years
Feb 20, 2007
1,875
32
191
Shepherd, Texas
When they hatch, sometimes they'll have a vaulted skull that will make them appear like they have a little poofy knob on top, other times they won't, but you can still see they have a bit of a poof. They won't actually get big and poofy until they start growing their feathers, but even then you probably won't see a final "puff" until they get their secondary feathers.
 

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